Veteran guitarist, singer, songwriter, and occasional film actor Webb Wilder plans a return to Charleston next week as part of Awendaw Green‘s Sea Turtle Relief Benefit show on their barn stage. The event hopes to raise funds for Cape Romain’s and the South Eastern Wildlife and Environment Education Association’s (SEWEE) efforts to protect sea turtle nest areas and the hatchlings’ dangerous trek down the beach into the sea.

Wilder is a man with a credo: “Work hard, rock hard, sleep hard, eat hard, grow big, wear glasses if you need ’em.” The bespectacled bandleader and his gang are touring the region in support of a new collection titled More Like Me (Blind Pig), a disc comprised of five self-penned songs and “seven solid senders from the songbooks of American music icons Larry Williams, Percy Sledge, Roky Erickson, Jim Ford, Eddie Hinton, and Jimmy Swan.”

He and his band, The Beatnecks, share the bill with The Whisperjets, Jeff Norwood, and Holy Ghost Tent Revival on Sat. June 27. Tickets are available for $15 online at, at 52.5 Records, and at the Seewee Outpost on Highway 17.